Response to Census 2010 recruiting efforts has been overwhelming, but New York Regional Census Center (NYRCC) officials are still testing applicants for possible future employment in hard to count areas in which the questionnaire mailback response rate has traditionally been low and which may face challenges such as language barriers or cultural isolation.
Interested applicants should be advised that recruitment will be targeted, and there is a possibility that recruitment will not be conducted in their area at this time.
If an applicant has already taken and passed the Census test, but was not hired, he or she does not have to retake the test. The applicant’s information remains on file, and he or she will be eligible to be called for Census work for a few positions beginning in March 2010, and considerably more positions in late April 2010.
All Census taker positions are short term, temporary jobs, determined by the volume of work in each neighborhood. Hiring is based on need in a particular geographic area and test score, from the highest score down. All Census takers must be able to speak English, but people with bilingual skills are needed in communities where a large number of residents primarily speak other languages.
If an applicant was hired to work as a Census taker in the spring of 2009, he or she does not have to take another test. Their information remains in Census files and they could be called back for Census taker work in the spring of 2010.
Census taker positions are not guaranteed to anyone. Simply passing the test does not guarantee hiring, nor does previous Census employment.
Census taker jobs are excellent for people who want to work part-time, are between jobs, or who want to earn extra money and help their community. These short-term jobs offer good pay, flexible hours, paid training, and reimbursement for authorized work-related expenses such as mileage incurred while conducting Census work. Best of all, Census takers work right in their own communities.
Interested applicants should monitor the website www.2010censusjobs.gov for more information on Census taker positions.
Apply today by calling 1-866-861-2010. You will be informed as to whether the Census Bureau is currently recruiting in your area and if so, you will be directed to your local Census office to schedule a test. If the Census Bureau is not currently recruiting in your area, your name will be placed on a “will call” list for possible future opportunities.
Pay in the NYC area is $18.75/hour.